23 03, 2020

Our Show About The History Of “OK” Is Just Okay (Cool Weird Awesome 265)

By |2020-03-23T08:33:26-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

On this day in 1839 we first saw the word we use so often to describe our most middling feelings. That’s right, it’s the birthday of OK. Plus: it's also the anniversary of the time an astronaut smuggled a corned beef sandwich aboard a space mission.

23 10, 2019

How Old Is The Word “Word”? (Cool Weird Awesome 155)

By |2019-10-23T06:38:19-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

Languages change over time; Merriam-Webster said it added over 500 new words to the dictionary last month. But you can also see those new additions over time through the Time Traveler feature on Merriam-Webster's website. Plus: a piece on Mental Floss explains how some of the most beloved Halloween candies got their names.